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Architecture by Alexander
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About AbA

Architecture by Alexander, or AbA, is the Information Technology Consulting service offered by Mike Alexander, the former Assistant Vice President of Computer Operations and Technical Support for a 4 billion-dollar national retailer and Fortune 500 company. 

Mike has over 25 years of Information Technology experience, including 15 years in management.  He held the position of Assistant Vice President of Computer Operations and Technical Support for over six years at Service Merchandise Company, Inc.  He successfully directed Computer Operations, Technical Support, Disaster Recovery, UNIX Administration, Database Administration, Data Entry, and Word Processing.  He has conducted and executed infrastructure architecture, strategic and tactical planning, budget preparations, vendor negotiations, contract administration, application development, database design and implementation, and operating system installation and maintenance.

He directed and was responsible for the Disaster Recovery efforts including development, maintenance, updating, and testing of the Disaster Recovery Plan.  Multiple tests of the plan were conducted each year at a Continuity Service Provider's hot site.  Contract negotiations were conducted as required with the Continuity Service Provider to meet the ever changing needs of the retailer.

He has developed infrastructure architectures for large mainframes, including the computing platforms, storage platforms, communications platforms, and their fiber optic communications channels.  He has designed and implemented the architecture for enterprise servers that hosted a multi billion row Data Warehouse and a 23 million family customer database.  He has also designed and implemented the architecture for the load balancing and fault tolerant Web Site that produced revenue in the low double digit millions.  Mike can assist you with your Information Technology needs.

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